Mohammad Hasan currently works as an addictions counsellor at the Edmonton Day Hospital, which opened in January 2019 as a new AHS initiative that provides a cost effective alternative to inpatient care for acutely ill patients with addiction and mental health issues.
Since 1999, Hasan has worked with mental health and addictions in detox, outpatient and inpatient settings in Canada. Between 2003 and 2006, Hasan served as the coordinator of AADAC’s Concurrent Disorder Initiative, developing programs and training AADAC staff all across Alberta. From 2009, Hasan focused on the development of the Concurrent Disorder Enhanced Service at the Centennial Centre for Mental Health & Brain Injury in Ponoka, Alberta. Hasan continued to work at the Centennial Centre as a clinical supervisor and addictions counsellor for almost 10 years.
Before his career in Mental Health and Addictions in Canada, Hasan practiced as a general physician in Bangladesh, having graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 1987. In Canada, Hasan went on to acquire two post-graduate diplomas in addictions as well as certifications from CACCF (ICCDPD and CCAC) and the US Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
Outside of work, Hasan is involved in the socio-cultural development of South Asian communities in Edmonton. Hasan has a passion for music and family; he loves to play his steel slide guitar and spend time with his 4 month old grandson.
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